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Rainy Saturday on Long Island - Moab Facts
HAPPY SATURDAY and GREETINGS FROM LONG ISLAND!
We got home late yesterday afternoon after a relatively bumpy and turbulent flight from West Palm Beach.
I don't know about you, but I hate turbulence! Poor Kelsey was getting nauseous so I had her lay down on my lap and take a nap.
All in all, the flight went by quickly, thank goodness.
I really must apologize folks, but I was in no mood to take pictures yesterday. I tried to take them with my phone, but I was out of storage. (Bummer). Then I was just too lazy to get out my camera.
Today, the girls are going to ride half a day since we have some pampering planned for the late afternoon.
They also have some more homework to do - they were very diligent on vacation...Kelsey finished her entire Poetry Book Report, which isn't due for another week!
Gianna also finalized a number of assignments throughout the week, but still has a few remaining things to complete.
Anyway, I'm sitting here at Tanger Outlets writing to you now! The weather here is disgusting! Raining and depressing!
I dropped off the girls at the barn first thing and headed over here to sit and do my blog and catch up on my personal accounting. Dontcha just love being able to do banking and bill paying online!
I'm relatively new to the process, but with all these wonderful apps and online sites, life has become so easy!
BACK TO TRAVELIN'...
My dear cousin, Tanya is in Moab, Utah, having headed out on the road last night.
I thought I would tell you a few fun facts about this adventure mecca!
16 FUN FACTS ABOUT MOAB, UTAH
1. Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States.
2. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County.
3. The name "Moab" comes from an ancient Biblical kingdom and the name "Utah" comes from the Ute language, meaning "people of the mountains".
4. Humans have occupied Moab for a long time: two nearby petroglyphs (images pecked into a rock wall by ancient people) depict what might be a woolly mammoth.
5. Places to see in Moab include: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, The Windows,
Slickrock Bike Trail, Dead Horse Point Mesa Scenic Byway, Downtown.
6. For you adventurers - the famous Colorado River was first successfully rafted by explorer John Wesley Powell in 1869.
7. For you bikers - Moab is a mountain biking mecca. Its Slickrock Bike Trail is one of the most technically challenging ones in the world.
8. Sad Fact: Dead Horse Point State Park borders Canyonlands National Park. Nineteenth century cowboys corralled wild horses onto the point, which created a natural barrier to escape. Supposedly a herd was left on the point and died of thirst.
9. Delicate Arch in Arches National Park has been nicknamed Cowboy Chaps, Old Maid's Bloomers, and License Plate Arch.
10. Moab is near The Old Spanish Trail and this 1,000-mile length was heavily used for centuries as a Santa Fe-Los Angeles trade route.
11. Airplanes aren't allowed to fly over Arches National Park because the vibrations from the planes could potentially break its delicate features.
12. The Green River and the Colorado River both flow through Canyonlands National Park.
13. The two rivers divide the Park into districts: Island in the Sky, Needles, and Maze.
14. The Green River merges with the Colorado in the heart of Canyonlands at the Confluence in Cataract Canyon, and from there, the Colorado continues its journey south.
15. There are 2,000 arches and counting in Arches National Park. To be classified as an arch, the arch's opening must measure at least three feet across. New arches are constantly forming, while old ones occasionally collapse.
16. Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch gang got into many robberies and shootouts with Moab's lawmen. Their gang's hideout was in a wild maze of canyons east of town.
HAVE FUN TANYA!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR ADVENTURES!!